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People Born in the Year 1888 (17 found): Names Only

Lead Belly

Real/Birth Name:
Huddie William Ledbetter
Also Known As:
Leadbelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Rock Island Line, Cotton Fields, The Midnight Special, Goodnight, Irene which became a folk hit for the group The Weavers. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. Blues Hall of Fame 1986. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Knute Rockne

Real/Birth Name:
Knut Larsen Rokne
Also Known As:
Knute Kenneth Rockne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Pronounced Kuh-NOOT. Emigrated to Chicago with his parents when he was five years old. Coach for team University of Notre Dame. Famed for "Win one for the Gipper" speech. 5 seasons with no loss. Only 12 losses in 13 years. Subject of movie Knute Rockne All American with Ronald Reagan as the Gipper. Died in a plane crash. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2014. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1955. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1988. NSMA Hall of Fame 1990.

Barry Fitzgerald

Real/Birth Name:
William Joseph Shields
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6252 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Tris Speaker

Real/Birth Name:
Tristram E. Speaker
Nickname(s):
The Grey Eagle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

Center fielder. Later manager. Teams Boston Americans/Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Philadelphia Athletics. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1951.

Irving Berlin

Real/Birth Name:
Israel Isidore Baline
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Theater Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977. Congressional Gold Medal 1954. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7095 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
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Zack Wheat

Real/Birth Name:
Zachary Davis Wheat
Nickname(s):
Buck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Team Brooklyn Dodgers. Left field from 1909-1926. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1959. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1958.

Jim Thorpe

Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Thorpe
Also Known As:
Wa-Tho-Huk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Football teams Canton Bulldogs, New York Giants. Movie White Heat. Olympic champion, medals taken away, restored posthumously. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1950. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 2013. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2008.

Jack Holt

Real/Birth Name:
Charles John Holt II
Also Known As:
John Holt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent and sound films. Movies Dirigible, Flight to Nowhere, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (a bit part.) One of the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Antoinette Perry

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Antoinette Perry
Also Known As:
Antoinette Freauff
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 1 day after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

Director Broadway comedy play Harvey. "Tony" Award (Antoinette Perry Award) is named for her.

Graham McNamee

Real/Birth Name:
Graham McNamee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1984. Ford C Frick Award 2016. National Radio Hall of Fame 2011. NSMA Hall of Fame 1964. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6405 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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T.E. Lawrence

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Edward Chapman
Also Known As:
Lawrence of Arabia
T. E. Lawrence
John Hume Ross
T.E. Shaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Made a Companion of the Order of the Bath. Name changed to Thomas Edward Lawrence. Famous for his role with the British in Arabia. Book Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Died in a motorcycle accident.

Monty Woolley

Real/Birth Name:
Edgar Montillion Wooley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NBC radio show The Magnificent Montague. Movie The Bishop's Wife Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6542 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Joseph Kennedy Sr.

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr.
Also Known As:
Joseph P. Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Joe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Younger than Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy by 8 years.
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The inaugural Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ambassador to the United Kingdom at the start of World War II. Owned Chicago's Merchandise Mart. Made a huge fortune on movie production and liquor distribution. Some report he was anti-Semitic. Supported Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Maurice Chevalier

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Auguste Chevalier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

French. Songs Thank Heaven for Little Girls, I Remember It Well from movie Gigi. Cecil B DeMille Award 1959. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

T.S. Eliot

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Also Known As:
T. S. Eliot
T S Eliot
TS Eliot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Poet and playright. Poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Hollow Men, The Waste Land. Play Murder in the Cathedral, Moved to the UK in 1914 at age 25 and became a citizen of Britain when he was 39. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1948. Tony Award in 1950 for Best Play, Broadway play The Cocktail Party. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. Missouri Wall of Fame. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6191 Delmar Boulevard.

Harpo Marx

Real/Birth Name:
Adolph Marx
Also Known As:
Arthur Marx
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Relationships:

brother of
older brother of
Older than Groucho Marx by 1 year.
brother of
husband of
Susan Fleming, until he died.
Older than Susan Fleming by 19 years.
brother of

Brief Facts:

Comedy group The Marx Brothers Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 190 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way; ceremony: 11 March 1994.

F.W. Murnau

Real/Birth Name:
Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe
Also Known As:
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror (1922) (in Germany.) A very tall man, nearly 7 feet tall. Died in a car accident.
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